Why pay for expensive face paints that contain additives and chemicals to paint your little one’s face this Halloween when you can easily and affordably make your own natural face paint using items commonly found in the home, such as cornstarch! GreenHalloween.org offers this simple, all-natural recipe to whip up your own paint in no time!

Make Your Own Natural Face Paints


1 tsp. cornstarch

1 1/2 tsp all-natural diaper rash cream

1-2 drops of natural/organic food coloring

1/2 – 1 tsp water, depending on desired consistency


In a small bowl, mix cornstarch, diaper cream, and food coloring. If necessary, add water to achieve desired consistency.

For more earth-friendly ideas to celebrate HalloGREEN this year, visit GreenHalloween.org.

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2 replies
  1. Jeanette
    Jeanette says:

    Oh wow – this is brilliant! Thanks for the tip, I had one happy four year-old the other day with a face full of ordinary face paint I could hardly get off in the end. I have to try this recipe! 🙂

  2. Tiny Green Mom
    Tiny Green Mom says:

    It’s amazingly simple! One natural food coloring company we prefer is India Tree, which can be found on Amazon.com. Good luck and Happy HalloGREEN!

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